Nancy Kili frees WOMEN from Shackles of Barbarism

NANCY KILI’s prose poetry explodes with unbridled reason and scintillating  rhythm. The marrow of her stanzas carries women vigor, bravery and motherly wisdom. Simplified verses are pregnant with wit and promise. The poet cum girl child advocate cum humanitarian is an artistic combatant  commanding her pen from within poetic trenches to free women from yokes of historical vagaries and unchain the girl child from shackles of cultural stereotypes.     Keli wields her double sharpened pen to spit the venom of sanity against the hard sandy apparitions of century aged  chauvism and barbarism. Her verses are a concoction of dictionary simplicity, reason, truth and reason.  Aluta Continua! Happy great 2020(WOMAWORDS Chief Editor).




She is full of integrity and character

She does not seek for attention

She is hardworking and industrious

Very determined and principled

She is beautiful and her inner beauty is stronger than concrete and sweet like honey

If you can’t see her inner beauty and you claim you need an x-ray to sew her inner beauty

Then go buy an x-ray to see her inner beauty

Her smile is her lipstick

Her smile can heal a broken heart

Her smile is a weapon against pain

And it can kill pain like a bullet kills a Lion


She is God’s perfect creation

The last to be created by God

God created her with a lot of attention

She is not a rough copy but a fair copy

Very early in the morning at dawn as she wakes up

As the Cock crows, her eyes are open

She brings food to the table too

She doesn’t wait for the man to provide everything

She is not a goal keeper

For she is a woman that a man needs not a woman that needs a man

She is a giver of life for she doesn’t Abort

Abortion has never been about choice but it is about escaping the consequences of one’s choice by taking away all choices from another human being


She is a woman of few words

She is nor like other women

She had no time for gossip

Because gossiping is for fake people

She is am enemy of laziness

Her store is always full

Full of food that can feed her family throughout the year

She is always smart and descent

Because her body is not a billboard

Neither is her body a city clock

Her body is not everybody’s cup of tea

Her confidence is built on high self-esteem


She speaks wisdom and her words Can make a slave become a President

She is full of integrity and her integrity is deeper than the ocean

When she walks, she spreads coins of integrity that can make a poor man rich forever

She is not just an ordinary woman

But she is a woman of substance

A super Woman

An iron woman

If Women were states, she would be a super power

She can be a President

She is a great leader






I walk in the street of failure

As multitudes laugh at me

Not an ordinary

But a humiliating, antagonizing laughter

Like the laughter of great Pharaohs

From ruthless Antagonists


Yet I drip with success all over me

Success dripping from my bones

Like water falls

I walk the walk of shame

In the street of failure today

With my shoulders bent down like a Soldier that has just lost a battle


Knowing well that these streets I will change one day

If only I can boldly say

Failure is a Wizard!

Then later I will walk the walk of fame

From shame to fame

Like a Nobel Laurette!

Because Failure is nothing but a mere Wizard.






There are three words that have turned the World up side down

Like an earthquake or volcanic eruption


A man once said that to a woman and she said she wasn’t a teenager to be excited by the three words


A mother said so to a daughter and she cried tears of joy

She knew it was truth

Truth like from God



These three words are bilingual

They have dual citizenship

A harlot can use it to loot money from a 63 year cheating old rich old man

Traitors can use it to kill you.


However friends can use it and mean it

And a man can use it to marry a woman and built a wonderful family

Some Jackals are also good at using it to confuse innocent young souls in to their trap of dens.


Forget not I warned you that these three Words have dual citizenship




NANCY KILI2 NANCY KILI  is  Ugandan Lawyer, Filmmaker and Author. Kili is a recipient of the Women for Women Award-Academic prize that was presided by a jury of Diplomats from France,USA,Turkey,Norway,World Bank Group,International Monetary Fund and United Nations for her contributions in the education sector in Uganda and other African Countries through her organization;Cruise Education that aims at promoting literacy and mentoring education towards sustainable development. She has performed poetry in various countries including; Ghana,Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda,Mozambique, Burkina Faso Rwanda and Burundi. She is an activist of girl child education, an end to female genital mutilation(FGM) and equality for men and women through economic empowerment of which she implements the legal international statute, THE MAPUTO PROTOCAL.She has spoken in various international conferences. She also hosts the annual Lit Festival; a literature festival in Kampala-Uganda at the National Theatre.Kili has authored and published  five books that include,Failure is a Wizard (L’Echec est un Socier) a poetry book,The Story of Letasi(L’histoire de Letasi) a Novel,Tradition and education in Ayivu a cultural book,The adventures of Osuta(Les adventures d’Osuta) a children’s story serie book  andThe book of wonders(ThePleine de merveilles) a children’s poetry book.





MBIZO CHIRASHA is the Poet in Residence at the Fictional Café (International publishing and literary digital space). 2019 Sotambe Festival Live Literature Hub and Poetry Café Curator. 2019 African Fellow for the International Human Rights Art Festival( , Essays Contributor to Monk Art and Soul Magazine in United Kingdom .Arts Features Writer at the International Cultural Weekly . Founder and Chief Editor of WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS. Founder and Curator of the Brave Voices Poetry Journal. Co-Editor of Street Voices Poetry triluangal collection( English , African Languages and Germany) intiated by Andreas Weiland in Germany. Poetry Contributor to in Belgium. African Contributor to DemerPress International Poetry Book Series in Netherlands. African Contributor to the World Poetry Almanac Poetry Series in Mongolia. His latest 2019 collection of experimental poetry A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT was released by Mwanaka Media and Publishing and is both in print, on and at is featured at African Books Collective. 2003 Young Literary Arts Delegate to the Goteborg International Book Fair Sweden (SIDA AFRICAN PAVILION) .2009 Poet in Residence of the International Conference of African Culture and Development (ICACD) in Ghana. 2009 Fellow to the inaugural UNESCO- Africa Photo- Novel Publishers and Writers Training in Tanzania. 2015 Artist in Residence of the Shunguna Mutitima International Film and Arts Festival in Livingstone, Zambia. A globally certified literary arts influencer, Writer in Residence and Recipient of the EU-Horn of Africa Defend Defenders Protection Fund Grant, Recipient of the Pen Deutschland Exiled Writer Grant. He is an Arts for Peace and Human Rights Catalyst, the Literary Arts Projects Curator, Poet, Writer, publicist is published in more 200 spaces in print and online.



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